Enrollment & Schedule

Current openings:

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year beginning in September. To request an application, please email us at mandy@newfarmmontessori.com. We will contact you to schedule a family visit and tour upon receipt of your completed application.

Enrollment options: September 1, 2021-June 30, 2022

As of September 2020, New Farm Montessori is operating under the restrictions set forth by the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division as Emergency Child Care (ECC). As such we have reduced group sizes and have implemented stringent practices regarding sanitation and health policies. Our school families and staff are committed to doing all we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while providing a safe and peaceful social environment for our neighborhood children.

Morning Montessori: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. ($775 per month)*

Extended Day Montessori: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ($1125 per month)*

*Monthly tuition includes healthy snacks, materials and supplies. Please contact us regarding aftercare.

Schedule

Our school year runs September through the end of June. Most children join the children’s house between ages 2.5-3 years, though there is flexibility based on the developmental readiness of each child. The Montessori primary program is a three year program, which includes the kindergarten year; children benefit the most from participating for the full three years. 

Our morning and afternoon work cycles are loosely structured to provide maximum flexibility, freedom and choice, allowing us to meet each child’s needs and interests. Throughout the day children participate in individualized lessons in practical life activities, sensorial materials, language, math, science, geography and cultural studies. We also enjoy group games, stories, music, dancing, yoga, gardening, walks in the neighborhood and (when it is safe again to do so) outings to our local parks.

School calendar 2021-2022

School Events

Beginning of term: Tuesday September 7, 2021

New Student Orientation: Friday September 3, 2021

End of term:                                    Thursday June 30, 2022

School Closures:

Daytime Parent conferences       October 29 & November 1 (Friday & Monday)

Fall Break                                  November 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)

Winter Break                                  December 20-31 (Monday-Thursday)

MLK, Jr. Day                                 January 17 (Monday)

Daytime Parent Conferences      February 17 & 18 (Thursday-Friday)

President’s Day                             February 21 (Monday)

Spring Break                                  March 21-24 (Monday-Thursday)

Memorial Day                                May 30 (Monday)

Summer Break                       July 1 – August 31 (no tuition due).

Monthly tuition reflects these planned closures. No refunds are made for missed days, illness, vacation, inclement weather, emergency closure or other reasons. 

Notices:

Oregon Department of Education requires that all schools and child care facilities publish immunization rates for the most recent term. You can view ours here: https://newfarmmontessoriorg.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/nfm-immunization-rates-2021.pdf